Scattergood Foundation

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Building on Arthur Evans' legacy: next steps for behavioral health in Philadelphia

by Joe Pyle, MA,  President of the Scattergood Foundation    Dr. Arthur C. Evans steps down Friday after 12 years as commissioner of the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services – the name is one of myriad changes, large and small, that came under his watch.  Evans brought tremendous vision and led a system-wide transformation effort focused on...

Scattergood Foundation and National Council Announces Fifth Annual Innovation Award

Submissions accepted starting today; award will highlight new and groundbreaking programs in behavioral health from across the United States

(Philadelphia, PA) – The Annual Scattergood Innovation Award opened for nominations today. This will mark the fifth year that the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation has granted the award and the first year of doing so with...

What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity

By: Nathaniel Counts, Timothy Clement, Amanda Mauri, Paul Gionfriddo, and Garry Carneal December 22, 2016   The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been law since 2008. MHPAEA provided that health plans could not limit mental health or substance use disorder benefits in a way that was more restrictive than how most medical/surgical benefits were limited. This sounds simple...

Recovering Inside? Ethical Challenges in Correctional Mental Health Care

Commissioner Charles Ramsey speaking at the Recovering Inside Conference held on October 20,2016 at the National Constitution Center  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Agenda

8:00-8:45am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00am | Dominic Sisti: Welcome & Business

9:00-9:15am | Arthur Evans: Opening Comments & Introduction of Commissioner Ramsey


Beyond Misogyny: Using Hip-Hop as a Tool to Make Sense of Adolescent Identity Development

By: Cassandra Ogbevire, Masters Candidate, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

  “Once formed, an identity furnishes individuals with a historical sense of who they have been, a meaningful sense of who they are now, and a sense of who they might become in the future.”  -James Marcia, PhD   Music imitates life. Music refreshes the soul. Music reveals our...